Pomegranate looks like big red blood cells and they have a wide variety of health benefits. They are ultimate source of antioxidants. Many clinical studies have examined the preventive role of the pomegranate in prostate cancer, skin cancer and breast cancer. Also, many studies have proven that pomegranates slow down the development of cancer.
Pomegranate is full of antioxidants, vitamins A, B5, C, E, potassium, folic acid and iron. They can help with heart disease problems. One cup of pomegranate juice reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Also, pomegranate helps in reducing the symptoms associated with aging. Phytoestrogens from the seeds can reduce the symptoms of menopause and post menopause. It is one of the few plants containing substances similar to estrogen.
Pomegranate contains a large amount ellagic acid. This phytochemical is a powerful antioxidant and acts against cancer. Studies have shown that acts in the prevention of the earliest chemical reactions that can lead to cancer.
Hormones that are found in pomegranate reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
One study found that pomegranate can lead to reduced values of PSA in the blood. To improve PSA values it is necessary to drink 250 ml pomegranate juice every day for months.
Compared to other juices, wine and green tea, pomegranate or its juice contains the most antioxidants. They protect the body from free radicals that are found in the blood. Free radicals alter cholesterol in a process of oxidation, which is thought to accelerate the process of thickening of blood vessels and reduces their elasticity. Studies have shown that pomegranate juice reduces cholesterol oxidation.